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Getting Active Outdoors in Kamloops

  Posted on: April 7, 2016

Written by Jillian Hearn, Fourth Year Psychology and Sociology Student, SWAT Member There are so many benefits to getting active. This includes reducing risks of illnesses/diseases, strengthening bones and muscles, improving both mental health and mood, and so much more. Luckily there are many ways for students at TRU to be active without even leaving…

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Apply to be a member of the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)!

  Posted on: March 9, 2016

Starting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 the Wellness Centre is accepting applications for the 2016-17 Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). If you are interested in campus health promotion and have the time to volunteer 4-5 hours a week from September 2016 to April 2017 we might be the team for you! We are looking for…

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The National College Health Assessment is BACK BABY!!

  Posted on: March 8, 2016

In 2013 the Wellness Centre administered the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) for the very first time. Some of you might have completed it then (THANK YOU!) and some of you might not have even heard of it before. What I can tell you is that it is a very important student health survey and…

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Fentanyl – What You Need to Know

  Posted on: February 18, 2016

Overdose deaths involving the opiate fentanyl have been prevalent in the media recently. What does this mean? What is fentanyl? What can be done to prevent these tragic events from happening? This blog post has been set up as a Q and A to provide critical information about fentanyl and how you can stay safe….

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Mindfulness: The Basics

  Posted on: February 16, 2016

Written by: Mandy Turnbull, SN BSN–TRU Yr. 4 So you’ve seen the posters around campus, you’ve heard people talk about it on the bus and, perhaps, you’ve entertained the idea of going to a yoga or meditation class. If you’re already well versed with the idea of inner peace, that’s wonderful, but for all of…

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Mental Health – Why is it Important?

  Posted on: November 3, 2015

written by: Sharyse Wilson, 4th Year Nursing Student Last week the Wellness Centre organized Mental Health Awareness Week. “Mental health” is a real buzz word at universities these days, why do you think that is? Well, what we know is that universities can be high stress environments. Students are under a lot of stress and…

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An ounce of prevention

  Posted on: April 1, 2015

The World Kidney Day health fair on Mar. 12 was a success, thanks in part to TRU Nursing student organizers Pamal Serown, Sonika Judge, Madison Beecroft and Sandra Dessau.

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Grief, attachment, and loss…

  Posted on: March 11, 2015

Grief is directly related to attachment and we all have an innate attachment to things and people all around us.  From our family and friends to our colleagues and teachers, from pets and houses, to jobs and careers, we have attachments with these “constants” in our lives and we feel comfort and safety from the…

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